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  • Place of origin:

    France (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1870 - ca. 1899 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine made lace

  • Credit Line:

    Given by anonymous donor.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Border of machine made lace. The lace is écru in colour. The main parts of the pattern are outlined by a thicker thread and meshes of various dizes and patterns are used as a background. The design consists of a series of shaped compartments marked out by floral and leafy scrolls with archways above. In the centre of every alternate arch is a head and below is a formal flower. In each compartment between these arches is a prancing harnessed horse. The lower edge is scalloped.

Place of Origin

France (possibly, made)


ca. 1870 - ca. 1899 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Machine made lace


Length: 19.75 in, Width: 5.75 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1963/479

Descriptive line

Border of machine made lace, possibly French, 1870-99.


Lace making

Subjects depicted

Horse; Leaf scrolls; Flower; Archways; Floral scrolls


Textiles; Lace


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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